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Walking Festival

Local people are being urged to take part in a new walking festival that offers fun and challenging walks at a network of Commonwealth Woods in and around Glasgow.

The 2014 Commonwealth Woods Walking Festival, which runs throughout August, aims to encourage residents and visitors to take up walking as a way of staying healthy while at the same time enjoying the stunning scenery in their local woods.

The free guided walks include wildlife spotting as well as walks aimed at parents and children such as ‘Nature Detective Walks’ and ‘Pushy Parents Buggy Walks’. They will take place at Commonwealth Woods sites in Drumchapel, Easterhouse, Erskine, Johnstone and Bellshill.

The festival has been created as part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy to encourage people to discover the wood on their doorstep and get active outdoors.

The festival also includes two walks as part of the Commonwealth Woods photography competition to design a 2015 calendar. Participants will have the opportunity to use a range of fun and quirky props to take a range of pictures in the woods which can then be uploaded to the competition website to be in with the chance of winning a photography masterclass or family photo shoot worth £500.

Download our Walking Festival leaflet to find out where and when walks are taking place. 

Forestry Commission Scotland Woodland Trust Scotland Commonwealth Forestry Association Glasgow City Council South Lanarkshire Council North Lanarkshire Council West Dunbartonshire Council Clyde Gateway Cassiltoun Housing Association Paths 4 All